Sexuality is a complex physiological phenomenon that encompasses vascular, neurological, and endocrine systems, as well as the realm of the psychological. Much has been made of ashwagandha as a tonic libido booster for men. Less well-known are its powerful properties for improving sexual function in women, whose struggles with problems of sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, […]
Does the strain of probiotic Lactobacillus Rhamnosus prevent the recurrence of BV in otherwise healthy, premenopausal women?
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge complaints and represents 40%-50% of all gynecological conditions encountered in primary care practice. It is characterized by an overgrowth of anaerobic and facultative anaerobic genital tract organisms (e.g., Gardenerella, Prevotella, Mobiluncus spp.) and a depletion of lactobacilli. This causes a degradation of the mucins that provide […]
Does taking Echinacea at onset of cold symptoms shorten the duration or decrease the severity of symptoms compared to placebo?
Echinacea is now a mainstream herbal supplement found on the shelves of major pharmacies and is claimed to prevent and shorten the duration of symptoms due to the common cold. But how valid are these claims? The following analysis of current research will shed light on the efficacy of this widely used herb. The below […]
Cosmetic acupuncture (also called facial rejuvenation acupuncture, facial acupuncture or “acupuncture face-lift”) is a safe and pain-free method of reducing the signs of aging. It was originally used as a treatment for patients with paralysis of facial nerves caused by Bell’s palsy or stroke. As cosmetic “side-effects” were noted, it was adapted for use as […]
Acupuncture is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine belief that energy, or Qi (pronounced chi) is carried through meridians in the body. When the Qi is blocked or imbalanced it causes dysfunction and illness. When an acupuncture needle is placed into the meridian, this opens up the flow of Qi and helps alleviate symptoms, and […]